Straight Teeth are Healthier Teeth

Straight, properly aligned teeth can help  you avoid the negative effects of peridontal disease.

Healthier Gums

Properly aligned teeth are easier to brush and floss than crowded or crooked teeth.  Properly positioned teeth can help gums "fit" more tightly around them, which may lead to better periodontal health.

Improved Hygiene

With good oral hygiene, the chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay, and periodontal disease can be reduced.

Effects of malocclusions and orthodontics on periodontal health

Malocclusion, otherwise known as a bad bite due to crooked teeth, can affect your overall oral health. That is because crooked and crowded teeth make cleaning the mouth difficult, which can lead to tooth decay, gum disease and possibly tooth loss. An improper bite can interfere with chewing and speaking, can cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel, and can lead to problems with the jaws in the long run.

Decreased Risk of Abnormal Wear and Trauma

Properly aligned teeth also reduce the risk of expensive procedures required to repair the effects of abnormal force, such as tooth chipping, breaking, or wear; and can be less stressful on the supporting jaw bone and joints.

References were obtained from Invisalign®.

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Malocclusion: A Risk to Overall Health